On Sunday I received a press release from Henry Song at No Chain (The Association of North Korean Political Victims & Their Families) regarding the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2016 and activities to remember North Korean Christians. And North Korean Christians do need support. I thought the press release was of limited use, since the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church was apparently that day (6 November). (My kids made various Saint-themed handicrafts at Sunday School today, so I thought it was just the Sunday associated with All Saints Day, but I guess I am just not up to speed).
If No Chain’s claim is correct, the North Korean military must be going berserk.
Anyway, the press release had some good information and links, but one line really caught my eye: “No Chain has an ongoing program called the 'Stealth Gospel' project whereby churches and Christian ministries have supported No Chain's efforts in sending in subversive messages about the Christian gospel and Christianity and information about the outside world into North Korea, using North Korean songs and music on USBs and SD cards, which are being delivered into North Korea via helicopter drones.”
As longtime readers of this blog will know, we have given a fair amount of attention to the actions of the balloon activists with whom we are generally sympathetic. But this technological innovation really steps of the game. First, as long as you are not a starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, the drones must be easier to launch than the balloons, which attract a lot of negative attention on the South Korean side. And second…if Henry Song can launch a drone, then the South Korean and US military forces surely can. If No Chain’s claim is correct, the North Korean military must be going berserk.